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2315 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
510-521-7070
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wine Down Wednesday

Had the Viognier--crisp and flavorful!! 1/2 off. Loved the sweet potato fries. They had a light tempura batter. Edamame was just spicy enough. The tuna tartare with the Wonton chips were light and tasty. All of the appetizer were Happy Hour prices. Great value.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Houston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Had the Viognier--crisp and flavorful!! 1/2 off. Loved the sweet potato fries. They had a light tempura batter. Edamame was just spicy enough. The tuna tartare with the Wonton chips were light and tasty. All of the appetizer were Happy Hour prices. Great value.

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Such an excellent experience. I'm gluten intolerant and the waitress had a list of all the menu items I could get. We got the salmon wrap and grilled prawns to start. Both were unbelievable - excellent quality of shrimp and the flavors in the salmon wrap - so good! We then shared the salmon teriyaki and chicken teriyaki. These came... More 

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Alameda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We were delighted last night to find that this restaurant just a block from the cinema complex has such an enticing selection of reasonably priced tapas and main dishes. We were amply satisfied with three tapas, curried mussels, sauteed tofu (unbelievably soft and flavorful), octopus puffs, and a main dish of pasta with shrimp and clams. To top it all... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Zen is a unique asian tapas fusion restaurant. The portions are smaller but priced accordingly. Part of the fun is ordering several things to try. We usually order and share. The edemame is wonderfully seasoned and the asian fries and dipping sauce are an interesting flavor. That compliments the many selections including both raw fish based tapas and cooked tapas.... More 

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Gettysburg, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

I just returned to Alameda and could not wait to go back to Zen. Zen us a tranquil place, with excellent service (we love Lilly!) and wonderful food!! The edamame alone is worth coming back for. We love Zen for many reasons but the ability to try lots of new things, in portions that are just right, makes it just... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2011

asian fries, pork belly sushi, basil fried rice, kim chee fried rice... need I say more? =)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2009

Great Asian Fusion Tapas and you have to try the Hawaiian Tropic cocktail. It is the bomb!

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Additional Information about Zen

Address: 2315 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
Phone Number: 510-521-7070
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alameda
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 33
Cuisine: Japanese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2315 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alameda
  • Phone Number: 510-521-7070

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 33
  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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